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The Halstead Grant

Halstead Bead

Funding Amount

($7,500 in start-up capital and $1,000 in merchandise)

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Application deadline was May 1, 2023
*Annual grant and will re-open in 2024*


The Halstead Grant is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. The experience is designed to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers. The grand prize is a $7,500 cash grant plus other benefits

The grand prize consists of $7,500 in start-up capital and $1,000 in merchandise as well as recognition in the industry. We also recognize up to 5 semi-finalists & finalists who receive $250 or $500 and help promoting their business. The most valuable reward the winner and finalists receive is a personalized feedback report complied with notes from all of the judges

Who Can Apply

To be eligible, a designer must be a student or professional jeweler who has been in business for three years or less. Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time career in jewelry design by developing a branded line of jewelry for resale at a regional or national level

If you apply for a Halstead Grant, you must work primarily in silver - and equally important - must be ready for a serious application process. Applicants submit not only their designs but also answer a detailed series of questions describing their business plan

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Resources (FAQ, Guidelines, Requirements, etc):

How to apply:



Additional Information

For additional information and/or questions, contact the organization at

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